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the states and the national government. and because i know terry mcauliffe and his family very well. i plead guilty. i love him. >> all right, so that was former president bill clinton speaking in virginia, stumping for his friend and hopeful virginia governor, terry mcauliffe. clinton kicked off this four-day, nine-city tour around the state on sunday. and with just eight days before election day, the latest polls show mcauliffe several points ahead of the republican attorney general ken cuccinelli. so why bring the big guns in at this point? well, to rally the base and make sure democratic precincts show up on election day. joining me now is politico's alex isenstadt. an article in politico today really dives deep into this talking about the turnout of black voters. he doesn't need to match obama's performance but the dropoff cannot be too steep. we saw the president there hammering that point home repeatedly today. i want to play another portion of what the president had to say. take a look. >> the real reason you're here is that the single redeeming virtue of political extremism is peopl
occupying the white house has lost the following race. this shows that streak may be about to end. terry mcauliffe leads ken cuccinelli by 12 points. his largest margin in the poll yet. and when mcauliffe supporters asked what motivates their vote, as i said, nearly two-thirds, 64%, say it's the chance to vote against the republican cuccinelli. by just not being the extreme right winger, the democrat gets the bulk of the votes. this matches, by the way, almost the 65% of virginia voters who have now said they have an unfavorable opinion of the republican party nationally suggesting the force driving this election of virginia next tuesday is the negative voter feeling about the republican party nationally. gene, this is stark stuff. i know we live in washington. i know virginia's to our south across the potomac. but this is the canary in the mine that just died for the republican party. >> well, i think it did. if you look at virginia, it's a purple state. it was red, it's become more blue. it's gone for obama a couple of times. but it's very close. it's a changing state. growing hispanic populatio
trail. this time for his old friend, the virginia gubernatorial candidate, the democrat, terry mcauliffe. polls show the former democratic chairman is leading the republican but clinton warns democrats not to take anything for granted in next week's election. cnn's erin mcpike is on the scene for us covering this for us. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, wolf, this race is still relatively close, but mcauliffe does seem to have the edge. democrats want to hang on for just one more week so they're bringing out bill clinton to events like these that's about to start here in just about an hour so they can make a splash and in doing so, they hope to freeze out attention on ken cucinelli and his complaints about obama care. >> ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to welcome back to virginia the 42nd president of the united states of america, bill clinton. >> reporter: he's back on the campaign trail. the former president is in the middle of a whirlwind four day tour of virginia to help one of his closest and most loyal friends, a man who stuck by him even at his darkest hours. >> just tel
will probably be in virginia one week from today. ken cuccinelli versus terry mcauliffe. even people who have voted republican forever say they are not going to vote for ken cuccinelli. who knows, miracles do happen in politics, but ken cuccinelli appears to need one. e.w. jackson trails by more than ken cuccenlli does. so the governor's race looks like a democratic blowout. that means the most hotly contested election might be the attorney general's race in virginia. in that attorney general race, it's republican state senator mark obenshane who's running against democratic state senator mark herring. and right now, they appear to be very close. the senate democrats lead 49-46. which means the race is pretty close to predict with any confidence. and that has caused republicans to see mark obenshane -- now mark obenshane, if he is elected will be famous for that. the last thing he is famous for, though, was what he did in 2009 as a virginia state senator. he introduced a bill that year which said if a woman in virginia has a miscarriage without a doctor present, she must report that miscarria
in a gubernatorial year. >> briefly, do you think terry mcauliffe wins? >> i do. i think we have a chance to sweep the three state-wide races for the first time since 1989. if we do that, andrea, what will happen is the three statewides and the two u.s. senators will be democrats for the first time since 1969. that is because of the changing nature of virginia's demographics and also the rejection of the sort of no compromise, pro-shutdown republican strategy, and the republican party fits into that wing of the party. we have a lot of work to do in the next week. >> tim kain, former governor, current senator, thank you very much. >> you bet. >> stay with us. congressman peter king joining me next. more on the spy controversy. we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insurance offers accident forgiveness if you qualify, and new car replacement, standard with our auto policies. so call liberty mutual at... today. and if you switch, you could save up to $423. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? [ male announcer ] not all toral-b pro-health toothbrushes have cris
. president bill clinton defended the program and its roll out while campaigning in virginia for terry mcauliffe. >> look at america today. we got to implement this health care law. the computer deal will get fixed up. don't worry about that. everybody forgot when president george w. bush a republican put that medicare part d drug program in it was more unpopular than the health care law and they had terrible problems with the computers. but our side we're not so ideological so instead of bashing them our people tried to help most people understand the law and help get it work and getting it fixed. difference between being an ideologue and -- >> president bush, his song all conservatives given away prescription drugs to senior citizens was not unpopular concept. >> he does a good job kind of. >> you know what the president should do -- >> that challenger thing. >> the president should get in front. i think this is a nine to 12 month process. >> he did. look i actually agree with them but i think the medicare part d argument and the whole, that's just grasping. this is a bad roll out. it can be f
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